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EDSEC: Duncan's Press Schedule August 24-28

081009+Arne+Duncan+p1 Here you go.  Let the week begin.

The week starts with a swine flu event (Rhee, Sebelius), then a nod to STEM and an MLK event, blah blah...

Things heat up a couple days later with a visit to Las Vegas with Harry Reid and then a St. Louis, Mo appearance with Randi Weingarten, who's doing a back to school tour around the country.

Two "Read to the Top" events in a week?  Oh, well, it's August I guess.  Not much else to do.  

Remember:  I'm mostly on Twitter again this week.  For all the latest ee rolling Twitter updates posted a few posts down, or come into the Twitterverse and find me at alexanderrusso.

THE WEEK AHEAD: August 24 – 28, 2009
Monday, August 24
7:30 a.m. EDT
Secretary Duncan, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Mayor Adrian Fenty and School Chancellor Michelle Rhee, will host a back-to-school event at H.D. Cooke Elementary School. Secretary Duncan will discuss newly released guidance for educators on how learning can continue in the event of student absences due to seasonal and novel H1N1 flu.
2525 17th St., N.W. Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, August 25
8 a.m. EDT
Secretary Duncan will discuss the importance of students taking more rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes when he speaks at the National Science Foundation Board meeting.
National Science Foundation Headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA
10:30 a.m. EDT
Secretary Duncan will discuss, among other things, the importance of educating our nation’s children about the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights pioneers at the 41st anniversary celebration of “March on Washington,” where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”
The Martin Luther King Memorial Site. National Mall (West Basin Drive and Independence Avenue), Washington, D.C.
Noon EDT
Secretary Duncan will join U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke for the Department’s summer reading initiative, “Read to the Top!”
U.S. Department of Education Headquarters, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Aug. 26
10:45 a.m. PDT
Secretary Duncan will host a teleconference on the Title I School Improvement Competitive Grant announcement.Reporters should call: (888) 566-6175. Pass code: Education.
1:30 p.m. PDT
Secretary Duncan, along with Sen. Harry Reid, will visit Harley Harmon Elementary, a Title I school, where a grant announcement will be made.
5351 S Hillsboro Lane, Las Vegas, NV
2 p.m. PDT
Secretary Duncan, joined by Sen. Reid and Congresswomen Dina Titus and Shelley Berkley, will hold a “Listening and Learning” forum.
Harley Harmon Elementary School, 5351 S Hillsboro Lane, Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, August 27
3:30 p.m. CDT
Secretary Duncan joins American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten in St. Louis, Mo., for the first of an eight-city “AFT Back-to-School ’09” tour. They will be joined by Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis AFT President Mary Armstrong, St. Louis Superintendent Kelvin Adams and school board members for a news conference followed by a Q&A.
Lexington Elementary School, 5030 Lexington St., St. Louis, MO
Friday, August 28
12:30 p.m. EDT
Secretary Duncan will join Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and the Department’s newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Melendez for the Department’s bilingual summer reading initiative, “Read to the Top!”
Mount Vernon Commonwealth School, 2601 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, VA


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